Rating: 4.45 stars
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

I have had this stuffing every Thanksgiving my entire life (26 years, that's a lot of stuffing!), it is truly a family tradition. Trust me, this is the best stuffing you'll ever taste! Thanks goes out to my Nana, the best cook in the Midwest!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • With a sharp knife, cut slits in the surface of the chestnuts. Place chestnuts in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Cook 25 minutes, or until tender. Drain, peel, and chop.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Melt margarine in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in chestnuts, onion, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning, and cook until onions are tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a medium baking dish, and mix with the cubed bread.

  • In a small bowl, beat together eggs and milk, and drizzle over the cubed bread mixture.

  • Bake 30 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until surface is crisp and lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 37.5g; fat 19.9g; cholesterol 35.2mg; sodium 744.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (33)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2003
My husband and I had all my family to our house for Thanksgiving this year. It was the first timeI had ever cooked an entire turkey with dressing and gravy. So this was a big deal. Everything had to be perfect. I came across this recipe and thought I'd try it out. IT WAS AWESOME!! It was very easy and didn't take a long time to prepare. The chestnuts really add a nice flavor texture to the stuffing. And it goes GREAT with gravy. We will be adding this to our repetoire of family recipes to be used on Thanksgivings and Christmas' in our homes from here on out. Thank you for sharing! Sincerely Paige Cassidy Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/28/2004
Dry and tasteless. Perhaps 1 loaf of bread would have worked. Read More
(10)
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2003
My husband and I had all my family to our house for Thanksgiving this year. It was the first timeI had ever cooked an entire turkey with dressing and gravy. So this was a big deal. Everything had to be perfect. I came across this recipe and thought I'd try it out. IT WAS AWESOME!! It was very easy and didn't take a long time to prepare. The chestnuts really add a nice flavor texture to the stuffing. And it goes GREAT with gravy. We will be adding this to our repetoire of family recipes to be used on Thanksgivings and Christmas' in our homes from here on out. Thank you for sharing! Sincerely Paige Cassidy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2005
I submitted this recipe 4 years ago and thought I'd come back and see how people have liked it. Thank you for all the nice feedback! I'll be sure to pass this along to my Nana, she'll be thrilled. From what I gather this recipe may call for too much bread. I am going to try it this year with one loaf and see how it goes (it also depends on the size of your bird). I hope you try this with your family, they're sure to love it like my family does! Honestly I look more forward to this stuffing than the turkey!! Thanks again and happy Thanksgiving! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
Yum! The flavor of this stuffing is so good I can't wait to make it for Christmas! The next time I make it though I will only use one loaf of bread so it is a little bit more moist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2005
I don't remember if I wrote last year after Thanksgiving but this stuffing is amazing. My 90 yr old mother-in-law said it was the best stuffing she has ever had and she is never making stuffing again because "mine" was so good. Quite a complliment from an Italian mother-in-law!!! I'm making it again this year can't wait. thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2002
Great recipe! This was my first time making stuffing and this was fairly easy. Tastes great! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Maybe I read something incorrectly but I had to use half the bread that was called for in the recipe. What I did make was very good though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2005
The chestnuts were meaty and added great flavor to the stuffing. I used only half the bread but it was still a bit dry. The butter also added a uniqueness to the stuffing instead of the usually chicken broth. Next time I might add another egg or two. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Great recipe. Everybody in my family loved the stuffing. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/28/2004
Dry and tasteless. Perhaps 1 loaf of bread would have worked. Read More
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